Counterpoint

Host Tanya Granic Allen welcomes leaders from government and the private sector to the table for conversations on fundamental Canadian rights and freedoms – where all sides are presented, respected and discussed.

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Counterpoint | The Link Between Cancer and Wireless Technology

Counterpoint | The Link Between Cancer and Wireless Technology

Former President of Microsoft Canada, and current CEO of Canadians for Safe Technology, Frank Clegg, joins Tanya to discuss a recently passed bill that would allow 5g cell towers to go up anywhere in Canada.

Counterpoint | The Rise of the Soda Tax

Counterpoint | The Rise of the Soda Tax

Peter Shawn Taylor, author of ‘Pop Goes the Tax’ joins Tanya to look at a new soda tax that is aimed at curbing consumption of sugary beverages.

Counterpoint | Tackling Ontario’s Out of Control Debt Problem

Counterpoint | Tackling Ontario’s Out of Control Debt Problem

Tanya welcomes David Clement, NA affairs manager at Consumer Choice Center, and Jay Goldberg of The Canadian Taxpayers Federation, to unpack how Ontario got into a 400 billion dollar debt problem and look at ways it can climb out.

Counterpoint | Dying on Waitlists

Counterpoint | Dying on Waitlists

Colin Craig, President of secondstreet.org, joins Tanya to unpack a recent study that shows more than 11,500 patients died on medical waitlists in one year in Canada.

Counterpoint | Global Supply Chain Crisis

Counterpoint | Global Supply Chain Crisis

Tanya welcomes Johnny Rungtusanatham – Schulich School of Business, and The Hon. Tony Clement, host of Boom and Bust, and co-chair of Reshoring Canada, to unpack how Canada is going to address the supply chain problem.

Counterpoint | Taxpayer Funded Elections

Counterpoint | Taxpayer Funded Elections

Tanya welcomes Kris Sims, BC Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation to look at why taxpayers are on the hook for political campaign expenses.

Counterpoint | Misunderstandings Surrounding Bill C-4

Counterpoint | Misunderstandings Surrounding Bill C-4

Tanya welcomes Trauma Specialist, Author, and Speaker Dr. Ann Gillies, President at Parents as First Educators Teresa Pierre, and retired lawyer Mike Donison to look at why the highly contentious Bill C4 only took ten days to pass legislation.

Counterpoint | HVAC Scammers Are Preying on Innocent Victims

Counterpoint | HVAC Scammers Are Preying on Innocent Victims

An HVAC scam victim shares his personal story as well as the lawyer who helped him reclaim what was lost. Tanya welcomes both of them to help in an effort to help others avoid being scammed by door to door scam artists.

Counterpoint | The Nature of Canada – Culturally and Politically

Counterpoint | The Nature of Canada – Culturally and Politically

Tanya welcomes Political Commentator, Vonny Sweetland, to look at how the top political parties in Canada are regrouping as we head into the new year.

Counterpoint | Year In Review

Counterpoint | Year In Review

Tanya is joined by Forum Daily Bureau Chief, Nathaniel Dueck, to look back at some of the biggest headlines from this past year and how they defined our nation.

Counterpoint | Unpacking Canadian Current Affairs

Counterpoint | Unpacking Canadian Current Affairs

Tanya welcomes Political Commentators Hannah Salamon-Vegh and Brock Stephenson to look at some of the biggest issues making news in Canada.

Counterpoint | Are You Happy?

Counterpoint | Are You Happy?

Tanya is joined by Associate Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Ottawa, Dr. TIm Lau, and Wellness Expert, Emily Kennedy, to look at ways that happiness contributes to our overall health and wellness.

Counterpoint | Delivering Good News at Christmas

Counterpoint | Delivering Good News at Christmas

There are many charities from coast to coast working around the clock to ensure everyone has a Merry Christmas. Tanya hears some of their stories.

Counterpoint | Mental Health in Canada

Counterpoint | Mental Health in Canada

Tanya welcomes Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Dr. Tim Lau, and Rebecca Shields, CEO at Canadian Mental Health Association (York/South Simcoe), to address how Canadians fared with mental health in 2021.

Counterpoint | Delivering Good News at Christmas

Counterpoint | Delivering Good News at Christmas

There are many charities from coast to coast working around the clock to ensure everyone has a Merry Christmas. Tanya hears some of their stories.

Counterpoint | A Christmas Gift

Counterpoint | A Christmas Gift

There are many charities from coast to coast working around the clock to ensure everyone has a Merry Christmas. Tanya hears some of their stories.

Counterpoint | Mental Health in Canada

Counterpoint | Mental Health in Canada

Tanya welcomes Associate Professor in Psychiatry, Dr. Tim Lau, and Rebecca Shields, CEO at Canadian Mental Health Association (York/South Simcoe), to address how Canadians fared with mental health in 2021.

Counterpoint | An Update on COVID-19 Related Court Cases

Counterpoint | An Update on COVID-19 Related Court Cases

Tanya welcomes Lawyer Marty Moore from the Justice Center for Constitutional Freedoms to look at how COVID-19 misinformation is still affecting Canadians and how challenges to mandates are being met in the courts.

Counterpoint | Carbon-Based Products Emerging From Current Climate Crisis

Counterpoint | Carbon-Based Products Emerging From Current Climate Crisis

Tanya welcomes Colin Craig, President of The Think Tank, secondstreet.Org, for a look into an emerging industry capturing carbon dioxide for products instead of releasing it into the atmosphere.

Counterpoint | Current Issues are Challenging the Character of the US

Counterpoint | Current Issues are Challenging the Character of the US

Tanya welcomes American Political Commentators Pedro Gonzalez, and Adam Korzeniewski, for an in-depth look at the culture wars affecting America before next year’s midterm elections.

Counterpoint | Crypto 101

Counterpoint | Crypto 101

Tanya welcomes Dr. Sofia Johan, Associate Professor of Finance at Florida Atlantic University, who answers some of the biggest questions when it comes to bitcoin and other crypto-currencies.

Counterpoint | Ontario, We Have a Problem

Counterpoint | Ontario, We Have a Problem

Tanya is joined by David Clement, North American Affairs Manager at Consumer Choice Centre, and Jay Goldberg, Interim Ontario Director at CTF, for an in-depth discussion on Ontario’s debt problem.

Counterpoint | Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint | Current Issues Panel

Tanya and the panel dissect and debate the child vaccine rollout, Erin O’Toole’s leadership, and what direction will the vaccine mandates take our society.

Counterpoint | Discussing Reality, Ideology and Hypocrisy at COP26

Counterpoint | Discussing Reality, Ideology and Hypocrisy at COP26

Tanya is joined by Former MP, and current President of Canadians for Affordable Energy, Dan McTeague, to look at some of the main takeaways from the UN’s climate change conference.

Counterpoint | Spreading Ideology in Public Schools

Counterpoint | Spreading Ideology in Public Schools

Author Asra Nomani joins Tanya for an in-depth look at one county in Virginia that fought ideology and changed the outcome of an election.

Counterpoint | Anti-communist Protests Are Putting Cubans at Risk

Counterpoint | Anti-communist Protests Are Putting Cubans at Risk

Michael Lima Cuadra, a representative for the council for democratic transition in Cuba, joins Tanya to explain the uprising against Cuban communism and why Canadians may be at risk.

Counterpoint | Covid Impact on Youth Sports

Counterpoint | Covid Impact on Youth Sports

Tanya welcomes Joe Anidjar, founder of Youth Sports Freedom Fighters, and lawyer, Ryan O’Connor, to look at the patchwork of vaccine passport policies that seem to have created a mess in minor sports.

Counterpoint | Custody Battles and Covid Vaccines

Counterpoint | Custody Battles and Covid Vaccines

Tanya is joined by Family Lawyer, Jared Teitel, and the President of the Homeschool Legal Defense Association, Peter Stock, to look at how the vaccine mandates are creating new challenges in family law.

Counterpoint – Why We Need to Remember

Counterpoint – Why We Need to Remember

John Robson shares the history, glory and honour of Canadians in battle in this special Remembrance week program.

Counterpoint | The Poppy Turns 100

Counterpoint | The Poppy Turns 100

Tanya welcomes the National Executive Director of the Royal Canadian Legion, Steven Clark, for his remembrance day observations. As well as historian and author, John Robson, who looks back at Canada’s legacy from the great world wars.

Counterpoint | Who Has a Real Shot in the Next BC Liberal Election?

Counterpoint | Who Has a Real Shot in the Next BC Liberal Election?

Political Commentator, Laurie Throness, and BC Director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, Kris Sims, join Tanya for their view on the six candidates running in British Columbia’s next Liberal leadership race.

Counterpoint | Current Issues Panel

Counterpoint | Current Issues Panel

Political commentators, Hannah Salamon-Vegh and Brock Stephenson join Tanya for a discussion on news stories affecting the lives of everyday Canadians.

Counterpoint | When Political Leaders Speak Out Against Mandates

Counterpoint | When Political Leaders Speak Out Against Mandates

Tanya welcomes MPP’s Roman Baber and Belinda Karahalios, who were both removed from Ontario’s PC caucus during the pandemic. They discuss the need for balance and the future of our free society.

Counterpoint | What Direction Is Canada Going?

Counterpoint | What Direction Is Canada Going?

Tanya is joined by Elliot Hughes, from Summa Strategies, and Political Commentator, Laurie Throness, to look at some of the biggest takeaways from Justin Trudeau’s new Federal Cabinet selections.

Counterpoint | The Rising Cost of Food and Global Supply Chain Issues

Counterpoint | The Rising Cost of Food and Global Supply Chain Issues

Former Canadian minister of agriculture, Gerry Ritz, joins Tanya to discuss the impact of global supply shortages on the agricultural sector and what it means to everyday Canadians.

Counterpoint | The Significance of The Alberta Referendum

Counterpoint | The Significance of The Alberta Referendum

Danielle Smith, from the Danielle smith report, and elections lawyer Mike Donison, join Tanya with a look at the motives behind the Alberta referendum and why Albertans are frustrated over equalization and divided over daylight savings.

Counterpoint | The Cost Of Your Privacy

Counterpoint | The Cost Of Your Privacy

Tanya speaks with employment and labour lawyer, Sunira Chaudhri about the legalities of vaccine mandates in the workplace, and hears from two workers whose jobs have been threatened for refusing the vaccine.

Counterpoint | 250 Days in Lockdown

Counterpoint | 250 Days in Lockdown

Tanya welcomes Professor James Allan, Chair In Law at Queensland University, for his perspective on Australia’s extreme lockdown measures that may be the worst infringements on civil liberties ever.

Counterpoint | New Travel Measures for Unvaccinated Canadians

Counterpoint | New Travel Measures for Unvaccinated Canadians

Tanya welcomes Joanna Baron, Stephen Fine, and Richard Vanderlubbe for a wide-ranging discussion on the legalities, science, and response to the Government Travel Restrictions.

Counterpoint | Where Is the Line for Your Privacy Rights?

Counterpoint | Where Is the Line for Your Privacy Rights?

Lawyers Michelle Simard and Charitarth Bharti join Tanya for a discussion on Canadian privacy rights and how they are protected in the state of COVID-19.

Counterpoint | Unravelling the Canada/China Relationship

Counterpoint | Unravelling the Canada/China Relationship

Dr. Charles Burton, Senior Fellow at the MacDonald Laurier Institute, and an expert in Chinese relations, joins Tanya in the studio for an in-depth discussion on the release of the two Michaels and what it means.

Counterpoint | Vaccine Realities for Small Businesses

Counterpoint | Vaccine Realities for Small Businesses

Tanya welcomes Ryan Mallough, from the Canadian Federation of Independent Business for a look at the challenges and confusion surrounding vaccine mandates for many small businesses

Counterpoint | Double Standard

Counterpoint | Double Standard

Tanya and political commentator Hannah Salamon-Vegh unpack a series of headlines including the PM’s trip to Tofino and the sudden layoffs of essential nurses during a global pandemic

Counterpoint | Turning the Page on the Election

Counterpoint | Turning the Page on the Election

Pollster Quito Maggi and David Clement from Consumers Choice Center join Tanya with their final thoughts on the election and what the next steps may be for the main parties

Counterpoint | The Divide Between the Vaxxed and Unvaxxed

Counterpoint | The Divide Between the Vaxxed and Unvaxxed

Journalist Jonathan Kay and professor Dr. Scott Masson joins Tanya with their differing views on the vaccine debate and why this issue appears to be tearing our society apart

Counterpoint | Parents Beware: The Dangers Hidden Inside Children’s Books

Counterpoint | Parents Beware: The Dangers Hidden Inside Children’s Books

Tanya welcomes author Deborah Degroff for an in-depth discussion on the hidden messages buried in the pages of popular children’s books

Counterpoint | Your Health and Covid-19

Counterpoint | Your Health and Covid-19

Tanya is joined by a panel of farmers for their perspective on the recent farm-to-table movement and a look at how the lockdowns created a health reset for many Canadians.

Counterpoint | The Ethics of Vaccine Mandates

Counterpoint | The Ethics of Vaccine Mandates

Tanya is joined by Professor Douglas Farrow and Dr. Scott Masson to ask the questions no one is asking about vaccine mandates.

Counterpoint | Economic Opportunities For Indigenous Peoples

Counterpoint | Economic Opportunities For Indigenous Peoples

Dale Swampy. President of the National Coalition of Chiefs, and Dr. Ken Coates From The University Of Saskatchewan share their visions for the creation of economic opportunities for indigenous peoples In Canada.

Counterpoint | The Once Sizzling Housing Market Is Now Boiling Over

Counterpoint | The Once Sizzling Housing Market Is Now Boiling Over

Toronto Real Estate Chief Analyst, Jason Mercer, and UBC professor, Thomas Davidoff, join Tanya to discuss how the market got out of control and whether we can expect a cooling any time soon.

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Tanya Granic Allen

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Tanya Granic Allen

Tanya Granic Allen is a Canadian commentator, social advocate, political activist, wife and mother.

Tanya is an accomplished national and international speaker and advocate for public policy around family, children, and women’s rights, including her participation in several UN Conferences. She is also the former president of Parents As First Educators (PAFE), an Ontario-based parental rights advocacy group.

More recently, Tanya was a candidate for the leadership of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative party. There, she brought discussions to the forefront on issues such as Ontario’s sex education curriculum, the Green Energy contracts controversy, and carbon taxation.

Tanya has appeared on several media outlets, including: EWTN, The CBC, CTV, City TV, The National Post, and the Globe and Mail. She is a regular contributor on the Jerry Agar Show on CFRB 1010, and The Post Millennial.